Storm continues to pound Atlantic Canada


New Gower Street in St. John's, NL

A strong storm continues to impact portions of Atlantic Canada.


Maritimes

Most of the warnings have ended across the Maritimes. There is still a wind warning in effect for today for Cape Breton Island and central and eastern Prince Edward Island. Strong winds will continue throughout the day.


Most areas will see flurries this morning with about 2 to 4 cm expected across the Maritimes.


Newfoundland

The rain will change to flurries or snow squalls along the west coast and the south coast this afternoon. Rain will come to an end in central and then there will be a chance of flurries this afternoon. For the northern Avalon Peninsula and St. John's rain will transition to flurries this afternoon.


Strong winds will continue through this evening. Gusts up to 140 km/h are expected.


Labrador

Heavy snow and strong winds will continue today across coastal sections and in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The snow combined with strong winds will result in blizzard conditions.


Along the Labrador coast from Hopedale to Black Tickle snowfall amounts will range from 15 to 20 cm in the Hopedale area to as much as 30 to 50 cm from Rigolet to Cartwright. Wind gusts will range between 110 to 150 km/h today.

 

Travel

  • The Confederation Bridge has restricted certain classes of vehicles from crossing until the current high wind situation changes. Restricted classes include automobiles towing trailers, motorcycles, high-sided vehicles including trucks, tractor-trailers, recreational vehicles, and buses. Bridge restrictions were put into place at 6:42 am.

  • Marine Atlantic has cancelled all crossings for today and anticipated that crossings could be cancelled Monday morning.

  • Due to strong winds, the MV Flanders and MV Legionnaire will remain docked in Portugal Cove. The Grace Sparkes will be out of service until conditions improve.

  • Most roads in southeastern Labrador are closed and travel is not advised up the Northern Peninsula.

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